Court Preliminarily Approves $7.25 Million Settlement with Google Concerning Pixel Smartphones

On July 22, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement in a lawsuit against Google related to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, manufactured before January 4, 2017, contain an audio defect that leads to problems in their microphones and speakers.

The proposed settlement class is comprised of all individuals in the United States who purchased a new Pixel or Pixel XL, other than for resale, which was manufactured before January 4, 2017. The proposed settlement provides for Google to fund a $7.25 million non-reversionary common fund that will be applied to pay valid claims submitted by class members. Formal notice to settlement class members will be issued within 60 days from the date of the preliminary approval order. We will also post a link to the official settlement website, which will contain additional information about the lawsuit and settlement, once it is approved and has gone live.

The lawsuit is titled Weeks et. al. v. Google LLC, Case No. 5:18-cv-00801-NC and is pending before Judge Nathanael Cousins in the United State District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose. The Court has scheduled a hearing for December 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to determine whether to grant final approval to the settlement, to consider plaintiffs’ motion for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and to address any other matters that may be brought before the Court.

A copy of the Court’s Order granting preliminary approval to the settlement can be obtained by clicking here. More information about the settlement can also be found on the settlement website-www.pixelsettlement.com. If you have questions about the case or the settlement, please contact the attorneys below.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Andrew W. Ferich
Zachary P. Beatty
Beena M. McDonald